Valentine's Day: Local Gift Ideas
From chocolates and roses to jewelry and orchids, finding something special for your someone special is easy in EG.
As Valentine’s Day draws near, we always seem to be constricted by that suffocating question of “What do I buy?” Luckily, local businesses around East Greenwich have alleviated the stress of Valentine’s Day to make it easy and enjoyable. Here is just a sample of some ideas for that special someone.
With all the pretty confections at Sweet Twist, it can be hard to choose which one for Valentine’s Day? In preparation for one of the largest candy holidays of the year after Halloween (Americans will purchase approximately 58 million pounds of chocolate leading up to Valentine’s Day), Sweet Twist has an abundance of choices. Always a favorite is the heart-shaped box of chocolates for a classic approach. A more unique choice would be the red velvet truffle, specially made by the connoisseurs at the confectionary.
Jewelry has become an inimitable decision for those on the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, and Eloquence Jewelers has a plethora of options. Ranging from elegant gold and diamonds to classic sterling silver, a sales associate there advised that “anything heart-shaped” would be the perfect thing to unwrap on February 14.
Busy Bee Flowers
Red roses are the epitome of elegance on Valentine’s Day. While that may be the obvious choice, Busy Bee Florist has a broad variety of flowers with styles galore. If, however, you do go for the classic approach, the Post Road shop has a shipment of more than 1,500 red roses coming in for the special day.
Sprigs and Scribe
Janice O'Connell of Sprigs loves Valentine's Day. "I love it because it's mostly men and they're so easy to please. They come in, they want something big, little, whatever. They find it, they're happy. We have things ready to go."
She will have wrapped roses ready to go. "I always find the more you have ready to go the better because they just want to have it ready to go." So, she said, they will have single roses, half-dozen roses, dozen, wrapped and ready to go. They have lovely mini orchids for sale too, priced in the $20 to $25 range.
For Jane Parillo of Scribe, "Since I've been doing much better in a retail sense since I've been with Janice, I've been motivated to create more products that people will come in and buy." She's created a series of "love" cards.
Smyle is a great store to find something you really won't find anywhere else. There's the straightforward jewelry, but then there's also jewelry with a Valentine's Day touch — like the XO wine charms made from Scrabble tiles ($6 for a pair) or the XOXOXO bracelet made from old typewriter keys ($60). They also have lots of one-of-a-kind Valentine's cards that will nicely carry a message of love to your sweetie.
World's Fare Chef
Want something you both can enjoy? Try the Couples Massage and Romantic Dinner offered by World's Fare Chef. Start with simultaneous, one-hour massages, followed by a three-course chef-prepared meal served to you and your loved one. Contact Chef Chris, Dawn Stewart or Lea Knepley to learn more about this sumptuous service. Gift certificates available.